Key Information


North Lakes School is sited on the west of Penrith in a pleasant suburban setting. The children enjoy extensive playing fields with a trim trail, a wild life area and large playgrounds, both at the front and back of the school. The school is well resourced, especially in ICT. The school was originally built of open plan design, but there has been extensive remodelling in recent years. There are nine classrooms, including the strategically resourced base.

The large ICT suite has access for 30 pupils and data projection facilities this is supported with 32 mobile laptops and 16 iPads to support learning across the curriculum. There is also a well furnished practical area which is used by all classes for Art and Craft, Design and Food Technology. A central library serves the whole school with books being constantly updated. A large Hall not only gives good space for P.E but is also used for dining and assemblies.

 

 

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Our Aims

We aim to provide: a thoughtful, well-planned, high standard of teaching which ensures a breadth of opportunity for learning high quality and app...

School Organisation

There arefive classes in all, as well as the strategically resourced base, which caters for up to 8 children with severe, profound and co...

The School Day

The usual timing of the school day is as follows, while there is flexibility on occasion for these times to be adapted: 96 800x600 Norm...

North Lakes School Pupil Premium Report

What is the Pupil Premium? The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided to help schools which must be used to support children from low income and...

Assertive Mentoring

Assertive Mentoring is a whole school approach, in partnership with parents, which looks to support every child in achieving their very best. This sys...

Special Needs

We are a very inclusive school and are very proud of the success and achievements of all our pupils. Those pupils who experience difficulty in some ar...

Gifted and Talented Pupils

All teachers have written guidelines to help them to identify any children who may be either gifted (within core curriculum areas, English or M...

Sex and Relationship Education

Sex and Relationship education is set within the wider framework of Personal, Social and Health Education. Children initially learn about the human li...

Promoting Positive Behaviour & Anti Bullying

The school aims to develop self discipline in the children and so rules are kept to a minimum, with consideration for others and safety as our princi...

School Council

The School Council is a group of pupils, elected by their classmates, who meet on a regular basis to discuss matters raised by the pupils in th...

Parental Involvement

Parents are the children’s first and lifelong educators and we believe that the support of each child’s learning is a partnership b...

Homework

Homework is a valuable link between home and school and can really make a difference to your child’s progress. There area number of ways in whic...

Helping in School

At the beginning of each academic year, requests for parental help in school are circulated and volunteers asked for. Parents are encouraged t...

School Attendance

If a child is absent from school, we ask the parents to telephone school on the morning of the absence. Similarly, a written note regarding medical or...

Safety of Children

It is requested that children do not arrive at school before 8.45am each day. No arrangements can be made for the supervision of children befor...

Medicines in School

Medicines should only be sent if it is essential for it to be taken during school hours. They should be handed in to the office; senior staff w...

School Meals

The variety of meals offered are planned and provided by Orian, which are cooked in our kitchen on site. A menu is sent to the class teachers ...

School Uniform

The aim of our school clothing policy is to ensure that all pupils are of smart and tidy appearance. If our pupils have a positive attitude to ...

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pdf.gif: 2013 Ofsted Report (December 2013)

2013 Ofsted Report (December 2013)

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pdf.gif: 2013 Parents Questionnaire Results

2013 Parents Questionnaire Results

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Parent View Website

Importantly, there is now a new way to give your views on the school. PARENT VIEW is an online website which is used by Ofsted in the event of any school inspections. We would be extremely grateful if you would give your views, and show your support for the school online.

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